Remakes!......And Reboots!by jwoehr | created - 29 Jul 2012 | updated - 19 Feb 2015 | Public
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1. Total Recall (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
Votes: 218,183 | Gross: $58.88M
This is like remaking Alien, Blade Runner or the Terminator. You just don't do it and especially not with Colin Ferrell or the director of Underworld.
3. The Shining (1997)
Not Rated | 273 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.
The original was scary, disturbing and gruesome. You think that would have brought a smile to Stephen King's face but no, he hated it.
4. Planet of the Apes (2001)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 2029, an Air Force astronaut crash-lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.
Votes: 193,552 | Gross: $180.01M
5. The Karate Kid (2010)
PG | 140 min | Action, Drama, Family
Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.
Votes: 135,520 | Gross: $176.59M
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.
Votes: 81,364 | Gross: $63.08M
7. Halloween (2007)
R | 109 min | Horror
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.
Votes: 95,304 | Gross: $58.27M
9. The Wicker Man (2006)
PG-13 | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Votes: 57,098 | Gross: $23.64M
11. Poseidon (2006)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.
Votes: 87,800 | Gross: $60.67M
12. The Amityville Horror (2005)
R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.
Votes: 93,362 | Gross: $65.23M
13. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Votes: 116,954 | Gross: $80.57M
15. Footloose (2011)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
Votes: 40,837 | Gross: $51.80M
17. Clash of the Titans (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Perseus demigod, son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth.
Votes: 245,389 | Gross: $163.21M
18. Fright Night (2011)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror
After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" to save his neighborhood from the creature.
Votes: 90,706 | Gross: $18.30M
Although it was actually good.
19. The Stepfather (2009)
PG-13 | 101 min | Crime, Thriller
Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.
Votes: 25,833 | Gross: $29.06M
22. The Jackal (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An imprisoned IRA fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.
Votes: 94,501 | Gross: $54.93M
23. The Three Musketeers (2011)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
Votes: 94,883 | Gross: $20.38M
24. The Out-of-Towners (1999)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy
The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.
Votes: 11,418 | Gross: $28.54M
25. The Pink Panther (2006)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond.
Votes: 71,486 | Gross: $82.23M
26. Sabrina (1995)
PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama
An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.
Votes: 32,075 | Gross: $53.67M
28. The Stepford Wives (2004)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
The secret to a Stepford wife lies behind the doors of the Men's Association of how women become different and immobilized robots.
Votes: 53,113 | Gross: $59.48M
29. Straw Dogs (2011)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Votes: 29,205 | Gross: $10.32M
Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi | Announced
A child returns after disappearing for over a decade - and the world has aged without him.
Why doesn't Disney just make a Tron Legacy like sequel instead? Not like the remake will be better anyway.
34. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.
Votes: 148,927 | Gross: $79.37M
35. Carrie (1976)
R | 98 min | Horror
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Votes: 140,270 | Gross: $33.80M
Meaning the one coming soon.
36. The Evil Dead (1981)
NC-17 | 85 min | Horror
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
Votes: 158,100 | Gross: $2.40M
Remake coming soon
37. Child's Play (1988)
R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Votes: 70,184 | Gross: $33.24M
Remake coming soon
38. House Party (1990)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.
Votes: 9,609 | Gross: $26.39M
41. Point Break (2015)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Sport
A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.
Votes: 48,982 | Gross: $28.78M
WTF! Yep poor Patrick. Guess Ghost is next...
42. RoboCop (2014)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
Votes: 196,861 | Gross: $58.61M
43. The Birds (1963)
Passed | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
Votes: 144,249 | Gross: $11.40M
Coming soon, they haven't learned from Psycho...
44. Short Circuit (1986)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.
Votes: 48,229 | Gross: $40.70M
46. Drop Dead Fred
Comedy, Fantasy | Announced
A young woman who has experienced a series of unfortunate events is reunited with Fred, her imaginary friend from childhood, who promises to make her life better -- though his methods are more violent and abusive than anything.
47. Starship Troopers (1997)
R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.
Votes: 239,168 | Gross: $54.81M
48. The NeverEnding Story (1984)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.
Votes: 111,010 | Gross: $20.16M
49. Battle Royale
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced
A group of teens face off against each other in a futuristic survival game held on a remote island. Based on the 2000 Japanese film "Battle Royal".
50. Time Bandits
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | Announced
A young boy discovers a time traveling portal in his bedroom. A remake of Terry Gilliam's 1981 film, "Time Bandits".
51. American Psycho
Crime, Drama | Announced
Wealthy New York investment banker, Patrick Bateman, lives a twisted secret double life. A remake of the 2000 film based on Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel.
Director: Noble Lincoln Jones
52. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Votes: 75,460 | Gross: $30.57M
53. Commando (1985)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter.
Votes: 124,673 | Gross: $35.10M
56. Heavy Metal (1981)
R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks
57. Lethal Weapon (1987)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Votes: 208,648 | Gross: $65.21M
59. Scarface (1983)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Votes: 608,443 | Gross: $45.60M
As someone had to point out; it's a remake of a remake coming soon.
60. The Warriors (1979)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.
Votes: 79,385 | Gross: $22.49M
61. Predator (1987)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.
Votes: 319,833 | Gross: $59.74M
Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethel Weapon writer, Iron Man 3) who is obsessed with Christmas time is rebooting it. So expect the Predator and tons of Christmas lights.
62. The Naked Gun
Comedy | Announced
The continuing misadventures of Detective Frank Drebin. A remake of the 1988 comedy based on the TV series, "Police Squad!".
No Nielson no movie!
63. Overboard (2018)
PG-13 | Comedy, Romance | Completed
A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.
65. Weird Science
Comedy, Fantasy | Announced
Two socially-awkward nerds create the perfect woman using a computer.
67. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.
Votes: 31,652 | Gross: $34.37M
Getting one soon unfortunately.
68. Annie (2014)
PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.
Votes: 29,017 | Gross: $85.91M
69. Rosemary's Baby (2014)
TV-14 | 170 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Modern 4 hour mini-series adaptation of the classic novel by Ira Levin focusing on young Rosemary Woodhouse's suspicions that her neighbors may belong to a Satanic cult who are hell bent on getting one thing: the baby she is carrying.
71. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.
Votes: 494,058 | Gross: $262.03M
And after Sony messes up and one film is a dud; it's time for another reboot. And apparently they plan on rebooting it again after all the bad Amazing Spider-Man 2 reviews.
72. The Wild Bunch (I)
Western | Announced
A gang of American bandits try to elude bounty hunters during the waning days of the wild West. A remake of the 1969 film directed by Sam Peckinpah.
As if Will Smith as a cowboy once wasn't bad enough. Give us a Wild Bunch music video too please.
73. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.
Votes: 75,137 | Gross: $381.63M
75. The Equalizer (2014)
R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.
Votes: 260,568 | Gross: $101.53M
Based on a 1985 show. Please do Jake and the Fat Man with Forrest Whitikar next Denzel.
76. Fantastic Four (2015)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Votes: 129,706 | Gross: $56.12M
I want a reboot of this by Marvel and I didn't even see it yet.
79. The Black Hole
Sci-Fi | Announced
A "reimagining" of the 1979 sci-fi film about a crew that finds a lost ship inside a black hole.
80. Jacob's Ladder (2018)
Thriller | Completed
After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and ... See full summary »
Adventure, Family, Mystery | Announced
A teenage Sherlock Holmes and John Watson meet at a British boarding school and begin investigating a series of mysterious crimes.
83. Angel Heart
Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Announced
A New York detective encounters supernatural forces while working his latest case: An effort to locate a once-popular performer who is indebted to the detective's mysterious client.
84. Ghostbusters (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
Votes: 164,297 | Gross: $128.34M
The all women reboot with Melissa McCarthy and Rebel Wilson rumored to be in the same movie as Ghostbusters. So will it be 2 hrs of loud obnoxious fat women slipping in slime lol.
85. The Preacher's Wife (1996)
PG | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,590 | Gross: $48.10M
86. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Votes: 163,449 | Gross: $65.45M
I'm a Denzel fan but not as a bloated and dull character that had nothing on Walter Matheu in the original. My favorite Denzel roles are....well not roles in remakes. His best movies are his films that aren't remakes.
87. The Magnificent Seven (2016)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Western
Seven gunmen in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Votes: 148,736 | Gross: $93.38M
So the Wild Bunch and Magnificent Seven will be remade starring black actors ? I really enjoyed Django but because it was written for a black actor. These movies are unnecessary whether they had a white cast or not. And since Hollywood makes crappy remakes these days I'm not excited either way.